Accountable Reimbursements

Another topic I regularly teach is Accountable Reimbursement Plans. I used to think of this as a pretty straight forward topic, but I’m an accountant. I think in accounting rules…debits, credits, etc. The best part of this presentation is that chart for figuring out if mileage is commuting or business. This would also be a good one for church treasurers to review as they also have the same questions.


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Clergy Taxes

There are few things more confusing than Clergy Taxes. I do a webinar annually to train new clergy on what they should know about Clergy Taxes. I had the help of a few experienced pastors on this (Jenny Hallenbeck Orr, Karl Kroger, and Jen Tyler).

Long story short, Clergy Taxes are so confusing because pastors are considered both self-employed and church-employed by the Federal government. This training isn’t to make pastors into tax experts. It’s to make them good clients of tax experts.


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Annual Conference Memories – 2015

With Annual Conference being postponed, I thought it’d be fun to post some videos from Annual Conference past. This is one from 2015. I reused my “Keep your eye on ROI” slide which is a classic. There were some great moments where we learn Jesus can do math and see my ability to make church logos.


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Annual Conference Memories – 2014

With Annual Conference being postponed, I thought it’d be fun to post some videos from Annual Conference past. This is one from 2014. The neat thing about this one is that I’m reporting on the transition to the tithing apportionment formula. There’s a great story relating to Howard Beach UMC.


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